All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, will give you complete command over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is truly easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate straight away, you’ll be able to proceed with the domain name transfer procedure without having to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than a few clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.